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The bastions and embrasures were completely demolished,
Some of the defenders of the fort sought safety in flight;
whereas the rest together with the families of the chiefs includ-
ing- the yoiKix and the old, perished at the hands of the enemy.

, L. R. 5, p. 131-2.

During1 tlie reign of Mnminadi Prandhadevaraya (?. e.
MuilikSrjuna). Sarhbeta Veiikattiraja, who was a descendant of
Sambeta Kondaraju, an officer in the service of Xallasiddhi Cola
Maharaja of Nellore. rose to power, and established his autho-
rity over some villages of the Siddhavatam taluka.
After the reign of this ilallikarjuna Raya, Saluva Nara-
siuiliadevaraya ascended the throne of Vijayanagara. It is said
that during his reign, Guravaraja, son of Sambeta Venkata-
rlja, toiilt a fort at JIacupalli, a village situated at a distance
r>i four miles to the south-west of Siddhavatani, and making it
his residence, he ruled the country in the neighbourhood.
Kaijiyat of Siddkavajtam, L. R. 9, p. 275.
As there was enmity betvreen Hlsaraganda Kathari Saluva
Vlra Narasimhadeva Maharaya, the lord of the throne of the
Xarapatis. and Saluva Malidevaraja, the Eaya marched at the
head of his army and (laid siege to Bonimavaram). To the east
of the village there stands a hillock called Agetippa, on the west
ot wldeh was a sluice Dadenu by name resembling a step
(me{|'i. He caused an inclined plane of stone to be constructed
from the sluice to the top of the hillock ; and had the gun
carriages pushed to the summit of the hillock over the plane.
Having caused a battery to be erected there, he opened fire on
the walls of the fort which were destroyed in a short time. It
is said that the inhabitants including women and children com-
mitted suicide by drowning themselves in a tank in front of the
palace, Narasimhadeva Maharaya had the fort and the palaces
demolished and marched (with his army) to Udayagiri. Owing-